A suffering dog found in Leeds was so emaciated every bone in his body was showing.
The male black, tan and white coloured dog was discovered in a bin store on Woodview Place at Beeston last Friday night.
Despite being taken in by the person that found him, the RSPCA coming to collect him within an hour from Westbourne Placeand rushing the dog to a vet, he had to be put to sleep to stop his suffering.
RSPCA Inspector Emma Ellis said she was "shocked" by what she saw and the organisation is now appealing for information as the dog was not wearing a collar and ID tag or microchipped, required by law, and there is no way of tracing his owners.
She said: “I went straight out to collect him and was shocked by what I saw. He was collapsed and every bone in his body appeared to be visible. His eyes were pussy. He was in a terrible state.
“I rushed him straight to a vets who said he was suffering so badly he needed to be put to sleep on humane grounds. I’m hoping someone will recognise him and get in touch. Someone has allowed this dog to suffer tremendously and I am very keen to hear from anyone who knows anything that might help me to find them.”
Anyone with any information should call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for Inspector Ellis.